It packs a powerful punch. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. Ceea ce urmează este o noapte lungă de dublu control panică și dublă tranzacționare, în timp ce conducerea superioară se pregătește să facă tot ce este necesar pentru a atenua dezastrul care va veni, chiar dacă marea tovarăși conștiincioși se găsesc strânși în abisul neetic. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. Hell I would go see him revive Mother Goose, after this debut. It's like Chinatown, except the 'crime' is something far worse than molesting a single young girl.
Tucci is excellent in his smallish role as Dale and gets to show off his resigned character's engineering aptitude with a brief monologue about building a bridge. . What happens after this discovery is a series of sharply intense clandestine confrontations with each level of higher-ups recognizing the ramifications of the inevitable disaster, each one far more nuanced in character than we are used to seeing in films from Oliver Stone about greed and immorality. The effect is a very clever one: The life of these bankers seems totally severed from the outside world, they have no real connection with normal people and seem to speaking exaggeratingly lack an understanding of real human values, that there could be more behind life than just maximizing and making money. It's like the best movie I've seen in a little while.
So there are no villains in this movie, just people, richly drawn, beautifully acted characters realized by some of our best actors who relish the opportunity to show what they can do given a killer script and enough screen time between lines to actually be the people they are portraying. Mary McDonnell has a brief and frankly unnecessary scene as Rogers' ex-wife, and I didn't even recognize the usually hilarious Broadway personality Susan Blackwell as the hatchet woman in the opening scene. The film is very intense and although it is about a company involved in the financial meltdown of 2008, it really is about much more. Festival releases where I saw it too and the general good response made that an easy decision. I think the absence of a musical score also contributes to the sterility of the proceedings.
The movie finds a way to hold the mirror up to our civilization, showing how we are all complicit in a collective 'dream' one character says at one point, in response to another who says he feels like he is in a 'dream', 'Funny, it seems like I just woke up'. Reality intervenes, fear takes over, and the 'survivor' is the guy who first reaches the lifeboat. Although this movie works almost completely without music, the tension is so immense - thanks to the brilliant actors - that one is forced to focus. A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. Either are these women robots or have never experienced something like social warmth. What I like especially about the movie is the fact that it doesn't try to explain the technical causes of the Financial Crisis but the psychological causes - human failures, which are the real cause for the Crisis: greed, egotism, ignorance.
They have to convey decisions and stand by things that you shouldn't normally do. Synopsis A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. He handily controls the boardroom scene with cutting humor and hostile precision. When they are sitting in their conference room and discuss the incident, it feels somewhat grotesque. Watching this should be one too. One widely held position is that eventually bankers themselves didn't understand their own system and products with Derivatives and Futures, etc.
Even when the imminent truth reveals and the consequences are becoming more clearer, it always feels like they are cut off; there is a scene in a taxi with Quinto and Badgley that underlines this. The ensemble is just brilliant, especially Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons. Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. There are a few flaws with Chandor's observant screenplay, for example, the overly analogous scenes of Rogers dealing with his dying dog and a rooftop scene that plays up Emerson's nihilistic nature too predictably. In addition, some scenes play either too murkily or too clinically to achieve the precise dramatic effect they should. Whoever you are, please don't stop. Many scenes in this movie deal with very little dialogue, instead the body language and the unique atmosphere speaks for itself.
How those people get sucked in to the embrace, security and pleasures of what the corporations have to offer and the consequences and vulnerabilities of those choices. But one can also witness the cold-blooded atmosphere in the system itself, where every person could easily be mistaken as a number. They are completely left behind in their own world, which somehow got out of control. Almost hilarious, but sadly true is the fact that many people in these companies seem to have no understanding of Economics and just got into their position due to influence or money. However, as a first-time filmmaker, Chandor more than impresses with his deft handling of such a zeitgeist moment with the Occupy Wall Street protests gaining understandable momentum right now. Stabilit în lumea cu mize mari a industriei financiare, Margin Call este un thriller care implică principalii actori ai unei firme de investiții într-o perioadă de 24 de ore periculoase în primele etape ale crizei financiare din 2008. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss.
What an incredibly sure hand from a director on his maiden voyage! His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. Great acting talent at hand, great unfortunately real story, which might be a bit heightened for obvious reasons, but still very scary if you think about the whole thing. The movie also seems to have affected people since its original slated release date got pushed forward. In other words, the projected scenario means the firm will soon owe a lot more than it's worth, and the market will be on the verge of an apocalyptic meltdown. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered.
Chandor's effort set on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis , it is very cold indeed with 80% of the trading floor being let go. The movie works solely from inside the nameless firm apart from minor steps outside. Central to the movie's success: 1 It gets across the essence of what is going on in the financial markets without bogging us down or dumbing it down 2 finding a moral question that can be resolved in a night, yet which is nevertheless a perfect allegory for the whole set of moral questions raised by an economy that works the way ours does, rewarding false confidence, recklessness, and deceit as often as industry, skill, and integrity 3 the placement of young, innocent but perceptive characters at the center of the drama, who function as our eyes and ears, who are like stand-ins for all of us who weren't there, at the heart of the dream machine, when the latest fantasy of easy wealth was exposed as a collective delusion 4 really 'gets' the trader ethos and manner - they are a kind of warrior caste, foul-mouthed, impulsive, deeply selfish, surviving by their ability to outplay their counterparts, and yet living by a warrior code that sets boundaries on what they will and will not do to one another having spent three years on Wall Street several panics ago, it rang as true as any movie I have seen on the subject It's like Mamet, except you don't have to work as hard to figure out what everyone's up to. Set at a Wall Street firm on the night in 2008 when the leaders realize that changes in the market will wipe them out if they don't immediately stop selling the products that have been making them all rich, the movie centers on the moral dilemma - recognized by some characters but dismissed by others - that they face in unwinding their positions, saving themselves but shifting the pain to others. Comparatively less impressive but playing their more predictable roles fitfully are Penn Badgley as Sullivan's younger, overtly money-obsessed colleague Seth Bregman; Paul Bettany as Dale's nihilistic, snake-oil salesman of a boss, Will Emerson; and Simon Baker as the most morally despicable executive of the bunch, Jared Cohen. I particularly liked the way the film depicts the frightening absolute and ruthless power of the corporation over the lives of people that work there as well as the implications and ripples for everyone else. A great cast with splendid performances.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. One of the film's more pleasant surprises is Demi Moore in cool, brisk form as Sarah Robertson, the top risk officer and lone female executive who knows her career is at stake with the discovery of this folly. But then again it's not as if this didn't happen one way or the other. While I am a big fan of Oliver Stone and I did enjoy his second Wall Street movie, I have to admit, that this one is superior in every way. Blessedly, Chandor doesn't stoop to the customary stereotypes in this corporate cage match, but what he does manage is capture the moral compass underneath each player by way of a cast that really delivers the goods with powerfully implosive performances.